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More time Looks: Appealing Reads You Could possibly Have Missed

Each and every 7 days, KHN finds longer tales for you to enjoy. This week’s choices consist of tales on covid, monkeypox, Gen Z wellbeing treatment, growing older, seizures, and additional.


The Washington Write-up:
Persons Who Haven’t Gotten Covid But Are In An Unique Club


There are no winners in a pandemic. That reported, if you’ve designed it to the summer season of 2022 with out however testing favourable for the coronavirus, you could come to feel entitled to some bragging legal rights. … You may possibly suspect that you are exclusive — immunologically remarkable, a super-dodger. You also might have appear up with some bizarre theories about why you have lasted lengthier. (McCarthy, 7/21)


The Atlantic:
We’re Tests For Monkeypox The Erroneous Way


As the outbreak spreads—with a lot more than 2,000 scenarios in the U.S., by the newest count—public-well being authorities have doubled down on this restriction: Tests for the virus have to make use of swabs taken from a lesion, in accordance to a “Safety Communication” issued by the Foods and Drug Administration final Friday. “The Fda is not aware of scientific details supporting the use of other sample sorts, these as blood or saliva, for monkeypox virus screening,” the interaction mentioned, and screening of these other forms “may direct to fake take a look at benefits.” This alarming messaging, sent at a essential moment in the virus’s distribute, will have a profound outcome on how swiftly new monkeypox infections can be identified, isolated, and handled. (Mazer, 7/21)


Fortune:
“The Conclusion Of The Expert As We Know It:” What Gen Z Would like Their Health and fitness Treatment To Seem Like


Even though they are social media natives, the vast majority of Gen Zers want to see their health practitioner confront to facial area. Sixty-two % of survey respondents say they want to communicate with their most important care service provider in-man or woman. 50 % say effortless place is the variety-a single criteria for deciding on a most important care service provider, when compared to 29% who prioritize telehealth abilities. Only a person-third of all those surveyed say they use an application for their health and fitness care wants. (Mikhail, 7/18)


The New York Occasions:
Can A ‘Magic’ Protein Gradual The Getting older System? 


Several a long time ago, researchers researching ageing at the Harvard Stem Mobile Institute made use of a fairly Frankensteinian technique identified as parabiosis — surgically signing up for a younger mouse and an old mouse so that they share blood — to see what would take place to the heart and skeletal muscle tissue. … The Harvard researchers, Amy Wagers and Dr. Richard Lee, discovered that the old mouse’s heart tissue experienced been fixed and rejuvenated, becoming younger all over again. (Zimmerman, 7/19)


The Discussion:
Silent, Delicate And Unseen: How Seizures Transpire And Why They’re Difficult To Diagnose


Over the earlier century, the public’s knowing of seizures has been gleaned largely from depictions in flicks and tv, which are typically as disturbing as they are inaccurate. Though these remarkable representations intensify visible storytelling, they regularly perpetuate stigma and understate the complexity of seizures. The real truth is, seizures are considerably a lot more varied than what you see in well known tradition. Alternatively, they are often refined, silent and unseen. (Pellinen, 7/21)

On the warmth wave —


Houston Chronicle:
Houston Physicians Alert Texas Warmth Impacts Blood Tension Medicine


As Houston sets warmth information and other components of the globe see unusually higher temperatures, people using particular medicines — together with all those that minimize blood tension — facial area an improved hazard of exhaustion and dehydration. In much more serious situations, the blend can guide to fainting, kidney failure or existence-threatening heart problems. (Gill, 7/21)


Poynter:
How Scorching Climate Impacts Medications 


Hot weather is flat-out poor for most drugs. The heat can degrade the elements of a drugs. Now that so a lot of prescriptions are shipped, how will they fare when they sit in a mailbox or shipping and delivery truck while high temperatures bake patches of the planet this summer months? (Tompkins, 7/21)

Also —


San Francisco Chronicle:
Bay Spot Golfer Forges Ahead Soon after Shedding His Feet: ‘Life Can Shift Forward’


Erik Bowen obviously gravitated to golf. He played various athletics escalating up in close proximity to San Diego and then Denver — soccer, football, baseball, basketball — but his father, Jeff, was an avid golfer. So youthful Erik frequently hung out in the professional shop as a kid, till he was previous enough to be part of his dad on the program. … He by no means imagined he would want to master how to perform golf all more than once more a calendar year later — just after shedding the two of his feet. (Kroichick, 7/17)


The Washington Put up:
The Sudden Star Of NASA’S Webb Illustrations or photos — The Alt Text Descriptions


The alt textual content function on social media platforms allows a man or woman to explain by means of phrases an image so that anyone who is blind or visually impaired can use monitor-reader technological know-how to know what is remaining revealed. In other phrases, it helps make an graphic obtainable to every person. And in the circumstance of the modern images shared by NASA, it allowed everyone to know they were on the lookout at celestial scenes bursting with hues and designs. (Vargas, 7/20)